Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifaf of Bahrain to the Pentagon at noon EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 11:30 a.m. for the cordon.
Rumsfeld will introduce King Hamad to the media on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance at 12:50 p.m. The king will be available for questions. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 12:20 p.m.
Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, conduct a DoD news briefing at 2:30 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington. There are no public or media events on his schedule.